Dawson Community College Head Volleyball Coach John Marble was thrilled to learn DCC alumnus Katie Lyons was signed by Illinois Tech Head Volleyball Coach Jacqui Gatt Monday (April 9) to her 2012 recruiting class.
“Katie is the complete package. She’s a great athlete, a fantastic student and an extreme pleasure to be around,” commented Gatt. “She brings a wealth of experience and a desire to play competitive volleyball at a high level to our team. She possesses great setting hands and will add depth to our line-up. I’m very excited she has chosen to complete her playing career at Illinois Tech.”
Buccaneer Head Volleyball Coach John Marble concurred with Coach Gatt "Katie has been a pleasure to work with. She embodies what it means to be a student-athlete; great student, quality athlete, and a heart for service"
While at Dawson, Lyons collected 629 assists, 228 digs and 18 aces in 2011. She earned Academic All-Conference in 2011 and was selected to the 2010 All-Tournament Team.
"Katie leaves a new standard for excellence at DCC" said Marble. “I am so proud of all that she accomplished her and wish her the best in Chicago".